Jan. 21, 2012
HOUSTON - Tulsa had twice as many rebounds and held Rice to 27 percent shooting in the second half as the Golden Hurricane grabbed a 70-46 road win in Tudor Fieldhouse Saturday night.
Tulsa led 25-22 at halftime before Jordan Clarkson heated up in the second half, sparking an 18-2 run.
TU led 36-31 with 13:56 to play before scoring 10 unanswered points. And after a pair of Emerson Herndon free throws had cut the TU lead to 13, the Golden Hurricane scored eight more unanswered points capped by Scottie Haralson's three-pointer which extended the lead to 54-33 with 6:01 to play.
Clarkson scored eight of his game-high 14 points during the Tulsa run. Also during the rally, Rice missed 11 straight shots from the field. TU's advantage on the boards in the second half was 26-13.
For the game, Tulsa shot 53 percent from the field while holding Rice to 30.9 percent. The Owls were 2-for-13 from behind the arc and also managed to make just 10-of-21 free throws.
Rice was without its leading scorer and rebounder, Arsalan Kazemi, who has endured a knee injury in recent weeks and was in street clothes for the game.
The Owls' only double-figure scorer for the night was freshman Jarelle Reischel who scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds. Fellow freshman Ahmad Ibrahim scored eight points while Dylan Ennis had seven points and six boards.
Behind Clarkson, Time Peete and Steven Idlet each finished with 10 points. Idlet also had four of the Golden Hurricane's nine blocks.
Rice is now 11-9 and 2-3. The Owls travel to Memphis on Wednesday before returning to Tudor Fieldhouse next Saturday in search of their first home, league win as they take on Tulane. Tulsa, 11-9 and 4-2 plays host to UCF on Wednesday.
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